阿拉

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(阿拉)

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally Ningbonese. Due to an influx of migrants from Ningbo to Shanghai, this has supplanted the original Shanghainese 我伲 or .

is from (MC ŋɑX, “I; me”). is a plural marker, also seen in 伊拉 (“they; them”).

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阿拉 (chiefly Wu, including Ningbo, Shanghai)

  1. we; us
    阿拉上海人咖啡長大 [Shanghainese, trad.]
    阿拉上海人咖啡长大 [Shanghainese, simp.]
    We Shanghainese grew up drinking coffee.
    阿拉好朋友 [Shanghainese, trad.]
    阿拉好朋友 [Shanghainese, simp.]
    The two of us are good friends.
  2. I; me
    講道理阿拉 [Shanghainese, trad.]
    讲道理阿拉 [Shanghainese, simp.]
    You are being unreasonable; I’m not talking to you anymore. [girl, cute-sounding]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه(allāh).

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阿拉

  1. Allah
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